Brand name: Bluenesse®
A patented, clinically researched and fast-acting herbal extract of lemon balm that works to reduce anxiety, feelings of depression, cortisol levels and improve cognitive function in as little as 1 hour. With high levels of bioavailable rosmarinic acid, Bluenesse® promotes high levels of mood-boosting neurotransmitters dopamine and GABA, helping to support the nervous system to reduce neural overstimulation, increase feelings of calmness and improve overall mood.
- Low Mood
- Brain Fog
Multiple clinical trials on lemon balm have investigated a variety of cognitive benefits, including improved mental cognition and mood. Results indicate that lemon balm helps to improve cognitive function such as attention, and has even demonstrated improvements in cognitive activity in people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Studies investigating effects on cognition have identified that lemon balm can help to improve memory as well as speed and accuracy of tasks performed.
Furthermore, results indicating an improvement in mood with lemon balm consumption have been identified across multiple studies. A systematic review of clinical trials identified that supplementation of lemon balm can help to decrease mean anxiety as well as depression scores. Even after induced-stress, lemon balm has helped protect from negative mood effects and increasing levels of calmness. Lemon balm’s positive effects extend beyond just mood and cognition, also demonstrating positive effects on the cardiometabolic system by reducing total cholesterol as well as blood pressure.
Clinically researched and patented Bluenesse® found in Happy Days, is a potent, effective and fast-acting lemon balm extract containing over 6% bioavailable rosmarinic acid. Following consumption of this extract, rosmarinic acid levels in the blood rise and peak within one hour post-consumption. Clinical research has identified that Bluenesse® lemon balm also has proven effects of activating muscarinic receptors. The activation of these receptors consequently enhance brain function, demonstrating improvements in cognitive functions such as alertness and memory.
A variety of mechanisms occur following consumption of Bluenesse® to improve mood. Bluenesse® has demonstrated an ability to inhibit the degradation of dopamine, resulting in improvements in mood. By helping to balance levels of neurotransmitters, including GABA and dopamine, this special extract supports nervous system function and reduces nervous tension. At an optimum dosage of 300mg lemon balm extract (as provided in 2 capsules/1 dosage of Happy Days), supplementation of Bluenesse® naturally uplifts mood, and has also been researched to show improvements in cognitive function, anxiety and even reduced cortisol levels when compared with placebo, taking effect in as little as one hour, improving the ability to cope with everyday stress.
Research and studies
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Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
Modulation of mood and cognitive performance following acute administration of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm)
The effects of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) on depression and anxiety in clinical trials: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Melissa officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Attenuation of Laboratory-Induced Stress in Humans After Acute Administration of Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Modulation of Mood and Cognitive Performance Following Acute Administration of Single Doses of Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) with Human CNS Nicotinic and Muscarinic Receptor-Binding Propertie
Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech
Investigation of a Melissa officinalis special extract on Cognition. In vitro study on muscarinic properties